Services for manufacturers, new plants / plant retrofit and upgrade projects.
We can provide a wide range of training courses on a standalone basis or as part of a consultancy project. These can be delivered on-site or off-site according to your needs.
Our training is different. For non-certificated practical skills training we prefer to train on-site with your equipment, ensuring a high degree of knowledge transfer. We take time to understand your needs and requirements and tailor every course, so that you don’t pay for training that is not relevant to your plant or people. Information is presented in a variety of ways so delegates with different learning styles are accommodated. All training is backed up with numerous examples from real-life situations and hands-on practise, so delegates can immediately see the practical application of any theory that is taught.
All courses are accompanied by high-quality notes and support material. Unless you request otherwise our courses are assessed, so you can be confident that the skills taught have been learned by the delegates. Finally all courses come with post-course support whereby the delegates can e-mail our experts with a number of questions during the three months after the course and receive answers free of charge.
This course is aimed at maintenance engineers, managers, supervisors, planners and those craftsmen who will have direct responsibilities for condition monitoring. It is designed to be delivered on-site with a mixture of classroom and field training.
This is a subset of the CBM-IM course aimed at craftsmen who don’t have direct responsibilities for condition monitoring but who will ultimately act on the results of a condition monitoring programme. It is designed to be delivered on-site with a mixture of classroom and field training.
This course provides all the understanding and practical skills required for the student to successfully take consistent vibration readings from rotating machinery using a vibration data-collector and to upload the collected data to a database. It also covers basic screening of the collected data. The course is intended for workers who will be responsible for collecting vibration data in the field. The course is assessed, but at present is not certificated to any internationally recognised standards.
This course covers the basic analysis of vibration data taken from rotating machinery, whether on a one-off basis or as part of a Condition Monitoring programme. The course covers all the knowledge and analytical tools required to successfully analyse all machinery vibration problems commonly encountered and includes training in a structured, practical approach to equipment fault diagnosis and root-cause analysis. The course is suitable for anyone who needs to identify the cause of machinery vibration problems with confidence. The course is delivered in a classroom, but is highly practical, involving the extensive use of real-life case histories and data. Students are encouraged to bring their own data for analysis. The course is assessed, but at present is not certificated to any internationally recognised standards.
This course covers a range of advanced methods for troubleshooting machinery vibration problems. Compared to the basic course it covers the theoretical foundations of the subject in greater detail and provides hands-on practical diagnostic experience using case history data from real machines with a range of advanced analytical techniques such as:
• Operational deflection shape testing
• Modal impact testing for system identification
• Design and application of Dynamic Absorbers
• Applying damping / machinery isolation
• Analysis of transient data during run-ups and rundowns
• Orbit analysis and applications
• Time-synchronous averaging
• Analysis of reciprocating machinery
• Advanced signal processing
The course is delivered in a classroom, but is highly practical, involving the extensive use of real-life case histories and data. Students are encouraged to bring their own data for analysis. The course is assessed, but at present is not certificated to any internationally recognised standards.
This course teaches all the information and practical skills required to confidently balance rotating machinery in the field. The course covers:
• Balance tolerances and standards,
• Critical practical steps to take before trying to balance a machine,
• Safety requirements when balancing,
• Single plane balancing using vector plots,
• Single plane balancing without phase,
• Two plane balancing using influence coefficients,
• How to recognise common pitfalls (and what to do),
• Practical aspects of field balancing.
Students get to apply all the knowledge learned in the classroom, balancing a table-top rotor rig.
Large turbo-machines and generating sets are among the most critical of all rotating machinery, with long lead times for key parts and significant penalties for outages. This course covers the knowledge and practical skills required to diagnose vibration problems with steam turbines, gas turbines, centrifugal compressors, turbo-expanders, large multi-stage pumps and generating sets. The course is aimed at experienced vibration analysts who wish to develop skills in this challenging area and rotating machinery engineers who need to understand the results of investigations into major machinery vibration problems. Students are encouraged to bring their own data for analysis. The course is classroom based but makes extensive reference to material from real cases and covers:
• Overview of instrumentation used to monitor critical / high-speed machinery,
• Development of a simple rotordynamic model as a tool to understand machinery vibration behaviour,
• Explanation of data plots used to display critical / high-speed machinery behaviour
• (Trends, time waveforms, spectra, orbits, cascade & waterfall plots, Bodé plots, polar plots
• and shaft centreline plots),
• Structured approach to diagnosing machinery problems,
• Diagnosis and correction of glitch and run-out using data under slow-roll conditions,
• Diagnosis of machinery problems: unbalance, misalignment, oil whirl / whip, rubbing,
• aerodynamic instability / rotating stall, bearing wear, cracked shafts.
Maximise your return on investment in a thermal imaging camera by training your staff in its correct use – get tips from experienced users.
This one-day course focuses on the practical skills needed for effective plant inspection using Infra-red, Thermal Imaging cameras. As these devices are becoming cheaper it is increasingly common to see them as part of the front line maintainer’s toolkit, yet taking accurate measurements isn’t as easy as pointing them at the target and reading a value. There are a number of pitfalls which can mislead the unwary user and provide the wrong results. This course is aimed at front-line maintenance workers and supervisors and is delivered at your facility, using your camera. Up to eight people can be trained in one day. The morning session is based in the classroom and covers everything that the operator needs to know to ensure accurate thermographic temperature measurement. The afternoon session is plant-based and concentrates on applying the knowledge learned in the morning in live inspection situations. Course topics include:
• Basic camera construction and operation for accurate measurement,
• Emissivity and reflectivity and their practical importance for accurate temperature measurement,
• How to recognise and cope with reflections,
• Applications of thermal imaging for electrical, mechanical, insulation and building systems
• (the content here can be adjusted to meet your plant’s requirements),
• Record keeping and trending using the software supplied with the camera.
Maximise your return on investment in oil analysis and manage your lubricants to eliminate contamination and extend machinery life.
This two-day course focuses on the practical and analytical skills needed for an effective oil analysis and contamination control programme and is intended for front-line maintenance staff and supervisors and engineers who will be responsible for authorising maintenance action based on the results.
Many oil suppliers offer oil analysis as part of a lubrication supply contract, but to squeeze the maximum value out of this the user has to look beyond the computer-generated analysis and recommendations provided on the lab report. This course gives you the practical information and understanding you need to maximise returns from Oil Analysis. Topics include:
• Basic overview of oil properties and oil chemistry,
• How degraded oil leads to reduced machinery life – what should we be looking to measure?
• Sampling requirements for consistent data – practical steps for repeatable results,
• Common laboratory tests; data interpretation and alarm limits,
• How to extend oil and machinery life – putting the results into action.
Maximise your return on investment in Acoustic Emission (AE) / Ultrasonic equipment and extend machinery life.
This one-day course is intended for front-line maintenance personnel and supervisors and focuses on the practical and analytical skills needed for effective use of ultrasonic / acoustic emission equipment for plant monitoring. Topics include:
• What are Acoustic Emission and Ultrasound and how do they differ from Vibration?
• Basic construction and correct use of Ultrasonic / Acoustic Emission equipment for accurate and
• repeatable data collection,
• Hands on familiarisation in a classroom environment,
• Fault processes that generate AE and Ultrasound. How to detect and diagnose them,
• Application case histories: Air, vacuum and gas leaks, lubrication problems, slow-moving equipment,
• electrical discharges, steam traps,
• Practical hands-on application in live inspection situations in the field.
Courses can be modified and / or combined to meet your requirements and cover the unique mix of machinery on your plant. Multiple bookings attract discounts. Contact us for details.
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